File:21Club.JPG|thumb|right|400px|New York's 21 Club was a Prohibition-era speakeasy.
A '''speakeasy''', also called a '''blind pig''' or '''blind tiger''', is an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverage
s. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition in the United States|Prohibition era
(1920–1933, longer in some states). During that time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation (rum-running|bootlegging
) of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States,
[[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speakeasy "Speakeasy"]. Merriam-Webster.]
Speakeasies largely disappeared after Prohibition was ended in 1933, and the term is now used to describe some retro style